September 27th, 2010

cass, can you not

The Major >> everybody else. Together.

I just began watching Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (and, of course, plan to rewatch the first season), although at the murderously slow pace that is all my job and competing obsessions allow me. I've only seen one ep so far, and yet it has been enough to make me remember why I love Ghost in the Shell. Basically, there are few teams in the multiverse that are as kickass as Section 9 (which, to be topical, would eat Division for breakfast). That's even before you take into account the Major, who's not only the best there is in the field, but also has the big-picture awareness that sets her apart from most leaders of similar teams (she's kind of like Star-Lord in that sense), and Aramaki, who is... well, he's Aramaki. He'll get you dead if that needs to happen, but never for a stupid reason.

Speaking of eating people for breakfast, and if you'll allow me the moment of femslash barely-subtext appreciation, the way in which the (female) Prime Minister looked at the Major during her interview with Aramaki was positively *smoldering*. I kind of melted, and I wasn't even in the same universe.

(By the way, a trillion bonus points for the Tachikoma. The Tachikoma love Batou like Batou loves the Major...)